Mac EXIF Viewer

Exif Viewer Softmatic® EXIF App is the last EXIF viewer you'll ever need. Softmatic EXIF App loads images in any format, including RAW. The app supports all EXIF, TIFF, EXIF-AUX, and JFIF structures as well as Maker Notes from Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Panasonic, Olympus and many more. The app will also display EXIF data and geo locations from photos taken with mobile phones.

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Note: App has been updated for macOS Big Sur and Apple Silicon. Please download the latest version from the Updates-tab in the Mac App Store.

Simulated viewfinder with Auto focus points

Start by dragging your photos into the tray on the left side of the app window.

The unique simulated viewfinder reproduces what you saw when you took the shot: Shutter speed, F-stop, exposure compensation, ISO number, focus indication, flash, the focal length; if your images contain autofocus info, even the AF points are displayed, the active points highlighted in red. Just like with a real DSLR, the focus points can be displayed bright or dark:

EXIF Viewer Autofocus Points Viewfinder

Note: The common photo editing applications (Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture) strip lots of useful Exif data during export. If our software can't find AF info in your images, try importing photos as they come out of the camera. Also note that not all cameras embed AF info into the Exif data in the first place. Point-and-shoot cams as well as many mirrorless cameras do not include AF info.

The viewfinder display in greater detail:

EXIF Data in DSLR Viewfinder

If so desired, the whole viewfinder automatically rotates from landscape to portrait to further simulate the shooting. To do this the app evaluates the orientation flag in the EXIF data.

Extracting GPS coordinates from geotagged photos

Additionally, Softmatic EXIF Viewer can pull the GPS coordinates from geotagged photos and loads and centers a map that shows the spot where the photo was taken:

EXIF Viewer GPS Map

The map view is "live" (internet connection required) and supports zooming, panning and the usual map, satellite and hybrid views.

Annotated tree view of EXIF data

An annotated tree view lets you browse the EXIF data for points of interest:

EXIF Viewer Tree View

All available EXIF data is listed here.

Getting shutter count, image number from EXIF data

If the manufacturer includes that kind of information with JPEGs and RAWs, the app also lists PictureStyles and Shutter Count:

EXIF Shutter Count

Also, Maker Notes from all leading manufacturers (Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Panasonic, Olympus etc.) are listed.

Export raw EXIF data

A raw data view of the EXIF data as it comes from the selected image. For further analysis the data can be written to a text file or copied to the clipboard:

EXIF Viewer Text Export

Export EXIF data for statistical analysis

Finally, in the Statistics tab, a tabular view of the EXIF data of all imported images. The table can be exported for later analysis in Numbers, Excel or other software:

EXIF Viewer Statistics

This opens very interesting possibilities. Here, we open the exported EXIF data in Apple Numbers:

Numbers EXIF Viewer Statistics

After selecting the FL and F-Stop columns, we created a Scatter diagram that shows the distribution of F stop over focal length.

EXIF Viewer supported image and raw file formats

Softmatic EXIF Viewer opens images in all common formats: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, TIFF etc.

With regard to raw image formats, the app opens all macOS supported files:

Raw support on macOS 10.13 "High Sierra"

Raw support on macOS 10.14 "Mojave"

Raw support on macOS 10.15 "Catalina"

Note: Many applications strip EXIF data when exporting an image. For example, if you open a RAW image in Adobe Lightroom and export as JPEG, the Maker Notes and AF Info are stripped and not embedded into the JPEG's EXIF data.

Please note that Softmatic EXIF is a viewer only, it is not designed to edit EXIF data or to modify the EXIF information in your images. For bulk editing of EXIF data we recommend Adobe Lightroom.

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